School Outreach

experiment 2bDue to pandemic restrictions, USD staff have modified our program so that it can be conducted entirely virtually. Since lockdown restrictions first began in 2020, USD has been able to remotely deliver over 113 presentations, reaching approximately 3,400 students in Fremont, Newark, and Union City. We look forward to having this virtual option continue for the 2022-23 school year! If your school will allow USD staff onsite, we are happy to discuss the possibility of returning to our in-person model. 

Our 60-minute presentation meets the criteria of Next Generation Science Standards for California public schools by examining concepts of the water cycle and human interactions with water. Participating students learn about watersheds, the differences between sanitary sewer and storm drain systems, and ways to prevent polluting local waterways. We use videos, graphics, and a laboratory demonstration as learning aids throughout the presentation and we encourage student engagement through question-and-answer sessions. 

Doug Dattawalker virtual classroom

Teachers who schedule a presentation with USD Environmental Compliance staff receive a complimentary 8-page teacher workbook. The workbook contains supplemental exercises and experiments that can be conducted in the classroom at the educator's own pace. As gifts for the participating students, we provide erasers, recycled rulers, a placemat depicting water pathways, and a wastewater treatment themed activity book to reinforce the lesson! 

Questions? We are happy to speak with you and discuss how our program can fit in with your curriculum needs. Contact our Environmental Outreach Representative at: (510) 477-7637 or  

To book a presentation directly, go to our scheduler widget. We will respond within one business day to confirm your presentation. Please schedule your presentation at least 48 hours in advance to allow our speakers time to prepare.

Doug Dattawalker classroom


Let us show you why we have delivered over 500 classroom presentations!





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